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Why genuine conversations are necessary for political progress

Isabella Hunter, Columnist February 24, 2022

In a Letter to the Editor last week, a student introduced an important concern about how our “Liberal Bubble” doesn’t “challenge itself to go further left.” They addressed the issue of “rampant”...

Letter to the Editor: Response to “A quick critique of our liberal bubble”

Bex Heimbrock, First Year February 17, 2022

When clicking on the article "A Quick Critique of our Liberal Bubble," I mistakenly assumed that I would be diving into a delicious critique of neoliberalism running rampant on campus. It’s about time,...

Illustration by Claire Revere

Our Liberal Echo Chamber

India Flinchum, Columnist September 28, 2017

While Whitman can often feel like an echo-chamber of liberal thought, the surrounding city of Walla Walla poses a stark contrast to the ultra-liberal ideology that permeates our campus. In fact, roughly...

French Election Signals Danger

Rina Cakrani, Columnist May 4, 2017

If you have ever wondered what the female version of Trump would be like, the answer is Marine Le Penn, one of the candidates in the French presidential elections, who is now in the second and final...

Illustration by Meg Cuca

Killing the Conservative Paradigm

Cyril Burchenal, Columnist February 5, 2017

In years past, both Democratic and Republican presidential candidates have closely represented the views of their respective parties. This is no such year. The campaign promises of President Donald J....

Illustration by Taylor Penner-Ash

The slow decline of Democracy

Cy Burchenal September 22, 2016

As of September 16, Edgar Matobato, an alleged death squad member, levelled allegations against Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte including, but not limited to, murder. This is a mere sliver of...

Conservatives discuss “right” to speak on liberal campus

Emily Lin-Jones September 29, 2011

It's no secret that Whitman is an overwhelmingly liberal campus. Liberal viewpoints are so prevalent within the student body that it is difficult to pinpoint any real conservative population within the...

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